Oregon Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 6 of 449 people who took part.

Members (6):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Edward D. Baker Visualize (February 24, 1811 — October 21, 1861) Edward Dickinson Baker, a Representative from Illinois and a Senator from Oregon; born in London, England, February 24, 1811; immigrated to the United States in 1815 with his parents, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa.; moved to Illinois in 1825; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Springfield; member, State house of representatives 1837; member, State senate 1840-1844; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1845, until his resignation on December 24, 1846, to take effect on January 15, 1847; commissioned colonel of the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, on July 4, 1846, and served until he was honorably mustered out on May 29, 1847; participated in the siege of Vera Cruz and commanded a brigade at Cerro Gordo; after the Mexican War moved to Galena, Ill.; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; moved to San Francisco, Calif., in 1851 and resumed the practice of law; moved to Oregon in 1860; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1859, and served from October 2, 1860, until his death; raised a regiment in New York City and Philadelphia during the Civil War; commissioned brigadier general of Volunteers May 17, 1861, but declined; colonel of the Seventy-first Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and major general of Volunteers 1861; killed in the Battle of Balls Bluff, Va., October 21, 1861; interment in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000059] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
Joseph Lane Visualize (December 14, 1801 — April 19, 1881) Joseph Lane, (father of La Fayette Lane, grandfather of Harry Lane), a Delegate and a Senator from Oregon; born in Buncombe County, N.C., December 14, 1801; moved with his parents to Henderson, Ky., in 1810; attended the common schools; worked in a general store; moved to Vanderburg County, Ind., in 1821 and farmed; elected to the first of several terms in the State house of representatives in 1822; member, State senate 1844-1846; during the Mexican War, led a brigade in several battles; brevetted major general in 1847; appointed by President James Polk to be governor of the Territory of Oregon 1849-1850, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1852; elected as a Delegate from the Territory to the Thirty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from June 21, 1851, until February 14, 1859, when the Territory became a State; upon the admission of Oregon as a State into the Union in 1859 was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from February 14, 1859, to March 3, 1861; did not seek reelection in 1860, having become a candidate for Vice President; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Thirty-sixth Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1860; died in Roseburg, Oreg., April 19, 1881; interment in the Masonic Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/L000062] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
James W. Nesmith Visualize (June 23, 1820 -- 17 June, 1885) Nesmith was an American politician. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, while his parents were on vacation, Nesmith moved to Oregon in 1843. Nesmith was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1860 and later elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph G. Wilson. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Oregon Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Oregon Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
George K. Shiel Visualize (1825 — December 12, 1893) George Knox Shiel, a Representative from Oregon; born in Ireland in 1825; immigrated to the United States and settled in New Orleans, La.; moved to Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Oregon in 1854 and practiced law in Salem; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Andrew J. Thayer to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from July 30, 1861, to March 3, 1863; was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; was barred from practicing law, as he would not take the oath of allegiance, and lived in retirement until he was accidentally killed in Salem, Marion County, Oreg., December 12, 1893; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000358] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
Benjamin Stark Visualize (June 26, 1820 — October 10, 1898) Benjamin Stark, a Senator from Oregon; born in New Orleans, La., June 26, 1820; pursued classical studies and graduated from Union School, New London, Conn., and Hebron Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City 1835-1848, and also studied law; moved to San Francisco, Calif., and engaged in mercantile pursuits 1849-1850, moving to Portland, Oreg., the latter year; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Portland, Oreg.; member, Territorial house of representatives 1852; served in the Oregon Indian hostilities in 1853 with the rank of colonel; member, State house of representatives 1860; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward D. Baker and served from October 29, 1861, to September 12, 1862, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for election; resumed the practice of law; moved to New London, Conn.; member of the board of aldermen of New London, Conn., 1873-1874; member, State house of representatives 1874; member of the Connecticut State Prison Commission; died in New London, Conn., October 10, 1898; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000809] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
Lansing Stout Visualize (March 27, 1828 — March 4, 1871) Lansing Stout, a Representative from Oregon; born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., March 27, 1828; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar; moved to Placer County, Calif., in 1852 and commenced the practice of law; member of the California assembly in 1855; moved to Portland, Oreg., in 1857 and continued the practice of his profession; judge of the Multnomah County Court in 1858; was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of his profession in Portland; elected to the Oregon senate in June 1868 and served until his death in Portland, Multnomah County, Oreg., March 4, 1871; interment in Riverview Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000981] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)